Reclaimed lumber has been trending in recent years as people search for statement products that quickly add character to their homes. Reclaimed lumber is exactly what it sounds like – old, recycled lumber. Despite it being old wood, reclaimed lumber is highly sought after for its look, history, and environmental benefits. However, sometimes reclaimed lumber just isn’t worth the time and money it takes to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Cons of Working with Reclaimed Wood
While old, reclaimed wood may be the new trend, working with old wood isn’t always as fun as it sounds. There are many challenges to working with reclaimed lumber. Warped or twisted boards can make certain installations a challenge. Split ends or areas where rot has become a major issue can also leave you working with smaller sections of a board than is ideal, leaving you with more waste than wood. Depending on the application type, using recycled lumber might not be worth the time and money it takes to fix these issues.
Creating the Look
If you have your heart set on that unique rustic look that reclaimed wood provides, but are questioning whether or not old wood will work for you, there are some alternatives. Circle sawn lumber can provide a similar visual appeal without the hassle or waste that comes with reclaimed wood.
Circle Sawn Wood
Authentic circle sawn lumber is created using a unique circle saw head rig. The large circular blade creates unique arched saw marks that change in consistency due to the variance in the moisture content and density of each log.
Circle sawn lumber provides a lovely old-time feel comparable to that of reclaimed wood. Circle sawn wood can be used for a variety of projects including siding, timbers, and flooring. At Marks Lumber, our circle sawn flooring and siding are always in high demand as people search for the perfect product to create that one-of-a-kind Montana look.
Lifetime Wood Treatment
If the circle sawn texture isn’t rustic enough for your taste, choosing a weathered grey or brown stain can help achieve that old barnwood look. At Marks Lumber, we retail Valhalla’s Lifetime Wood Treatment – a one-and-done weathering treatment that helps protect your wood and creates a beautiful weathered brown color. We also offer pre-dipping services to help you save time on your projects.
Every homeowner is unique, so we know how important it is to create a space that highlights your individual style. Achieving the custom feel that reclaimed lumber offers doesn’t have to be a huge hassle. Contact Marks Lumber today to learn more about our circle sawn flooring, siding, and timbers.